Wednesday, 3 June 2015
Blogger Matt Walsh Attacks Caitlyn Jenner & The Trans Community in Hate Filled Article
Today I came across an article published through The Blaze in which an absolutely disgusting 'professional truth sayer' named Matt Walsh goes on a long rant about how trans women should never be considered women, makes baseless claims that post-op trans people are so disturbed by what they have done that they commit suicide and even compares being transgender to being mentally ill.
Now, I'm having to bite my tongue (bite my fingers?) as I write this, as this is no place for the kind of language I want to use to describe Matt Walsh, so please bear with me for a moment as I try to get out most of the worst words I want to use as I describe this sack of shit, scumbag, sub human cunt.
Right, now that that's out of the way I'm going to go into why I've had that kind of reaction.
First of all Matt Walsh refuses to use the correct pronouns anywhere in his article, or Caitlyn's name. Instead every time he refers to her he calls her 'he' and 'him' and 'Bruce'. Not once does Walsh even use the name Caitlyn, even in a horrible way, not even as 'Caitlyn', no, any reference to Caitlyn's identity is to as 'Bruce's alter ego'. The blatant disregard for Caitlyn's identity and choice of pronouns is an absolutely disgusting attack on who she is.
I wish that were all that was wrong with the article, but just within the first few paragraphs Walsh is describing the image of Caitlyn as 'disturbing',a 'tragic sight' and 'a mentally disordered man'. That's one that Walsh really likes. He continually refers to Caitlyn and transgender people as having mental disorders. He equates being transgender to being schizophrenic, that Caitlyn is simply another identity living inside 'Bruce' Jenner, and that one day the psychological toll will be too much and Caitlyn will commit suicide like every other trans woman.
Oh yes, he makes claims that 'post-op 'transgenders' very often regret their decision, and in many cases attempt suicide'. A claim that he can produce no evidence to back up. Sure, as a member of the trans community I will freely admit that the suicide rate for trans people is massively, depressingly high, but if you look at those people who do take their own lives it's because they can't transition, or because they're suffering horrific abuse. I'm struggling to think of many trans people who are living their lives as their true selves and find that so terrible that they take their own lives. No, the trans women who are living as their true selves are more likely to have their lives taken away from them by filth such as Walsh.
But throughout all of this attack on Caitlyn and the trans community he claims to not be doing so from a place of hatred, but of love and concern for life. He believes that by supporting and helping trans people, by congratulating Caitlyn on her transition and praising her society is putting lives in danger. After all, someone getting to finally be themselves and live happy is such a terrible crime against life that it should be discouraged at all costs!
If you put Walsh's argument down to one point though, the single thing that started him off on his whole campaign of hate it's this, he believes that sex and gender are the same thing. He truly believes that the body someone is born into is the same as their gender identity, and any claims by people that they feel otherwise is simply a mental delusion.
Matt Walsh is absolutely, completely, 100% wrong. Gender and sex are not the same thing, not even a million miles close to being the same. All he would have to do is talk to the thousands of health care and scientific professionals in the world that know even a little about it and they would tell him the same. But no! No damn it! You were born with a penis so you must be a man! Anything else is just madness!
He tries to support these ridiculous claims by stating 'a woman is a woman because of her capacity to create life and harbour it in her body until birth'. So sorry to all those ladies out there who can't for various reasons have children, but I guess you're not women either. After all, if you can't breed what's the point in you being a woman, you might as well join us 'things' that 'think we're female'.
He even goes on to claim that all feminists hate trans people, that the idea of transgender people goes against what feminists believe, that 'Transgenderism and feminism cannot coexist'. He throws around ideas like 'neurosexism' like they are proven fact, without explaining that it's just a theory, and a theory that not all feminists believe in.
Yes there are some feminists who believe as Walsh does, that trans women aren't women, that neurosexism means that any 'man' who claims to be a woman is simply a man trying to 'invade women's spaces' or 'mock the idea of womanhood', but not every feminist believes this. Hell, most don't. I've had some run ins with these TERF's, but for the most part I've found the feminist community accepting and supporting. But I guess Walsh knows best about feminism, being a man makes him right after all.
One of the things that really makes my blood boil in the article though is where at the end Walsh states that 'we all know the truth', that no straight man anywhere would ever want to be romantically involved with a transgender woman. 'Instinctively, when it comes down to it, where your life and love are concerned, you recognise the difference between a biological woman in all her glory, and a castrated man in all his derangement'.
Well Matt, as a transgender woman who has a male partner (as well as a female one but that's not really the point here I'm just bragging a little) I've found that to be absolutely incorrect. I have a man in my life who is interested in me romantically and doesn't give one shit how I was born. And I'm not alone in that either. There are countless relationships out there between men and trans women are are perfectly happy, and countless more men who are interested in trans women but wont admit to it because of people like you. So fuck your theory.
If anything I can't help but feel that that last claim that no man every would be interested in trans women comes from a place of deep seated shame, probably because Matt spends his evenings crying himself to sleep after furiously masturbating to trans porn. A classic sign of someone trying to deflect suspicion away from themselves maybe?
Matt Walsh is hateful scum, it's as simple as that. He's lashing out at the trans community because of fear and having no understanding of who the trans community are. Instead of trying to learn and understand he's retreating into fear and hatred, and trying to get others to join him their. How a man like that sleeps at night is a complete mystery to me.
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